everything i've read and been told about corys seems to suggest that they're good in community tanks, but can eat smaller fish - I think the main problem might be having only 2 of them... everything ive read/been told suggests that they prefer a group of at least 3 of 4 of them!aj_1992 said:
FLBettaCouple said:Have you gotten your tank up & cycled? If so, have you gotten your fish?
that's the problem, I can't find biospira anywhere. and the only friend that I know of that has a cycled tank is in another province...luckily, my folks postponed the trip to the lfs to a later date. so I still have some time to explain the nitro cycle to themFLBettaCouple said:Let them know the Danios could die if you don't get BioSpira & show them the price of it Hey, if that works, BioSpira will have you up & running right away and if not, maybe they'll let the tank cycle rather than throw away money on fish that could get sick or die. If all else fails, maybe the LFS or a friend will have some old gravel you could use to 'seed' your tank. Post a Q on how to seed a tank & the experts here will give you the whole procedure.
maybe you'll also have time to get your tank cycled trying one of the other methods described in the fishlore article on the nitrogen cycle to speed it up a little?aj_1992 said:
If they are worried about using pure ammonia to get the cycle going, just use fish food. A little dash of flakes will get it going no problem. Just drop in a few flakes in the morning when you get up and at night before bed (i.e. about every 12 hours). and it should work fine.FLBettaCouple said:maybe you'll also have time to get your tank cycled trying one of the other methods described in the fishlore article on the nitrogen cycle to speed it up a little?aj_1992 said:
You can certainly do that, but I would be a bit leery of putting basically a dead fish into my tank to get it to cycle. You might inadvertently leave some harmful things in your tank like bacterias doing that to make it worth the risk. That's just my opinion though, but yes it would work.Shastam said:
cory cats are wonderful fish and I love how the pandas look. have you posted pics of your corys already?mlinden84 said:I have a pair of panda corys in my tank of guppies (4 female 1 male) plus numerous babies and they do fine. I've never had a problem with them bothering the adult or even babies guppies. Mine are very comical, they love to race each other up and down the bubbles of the airstone! I don't think you'd have any problem with them!
lol.. doesn't take long to get MTS bad, huh? you'll love the additional personality from your betta with more room to swim for him. corys and bettas almost always do well together, our only issue was keeping the bettas from eating the cory food.. but veggie slices may be better than algae wafers there.mlinden84 said:Nope not yet. I just found this site in the last week. (amazing...i've gotten so much great info already!!) I slowly keep getting more and more fish tanks....I've got 2 20 gallons, a 2 gallon for a betta (which I feel bad that hes in such a small tank, so i'm headed this afternoon to get him a 10 gallon setup). I just traded my 29 gallon for a 55 gallon a few days ago...I'm very excited about that! But yes the panda corys are so adorable! Mine are about 2 inches (maybe a little bigger). I was at the fish store yesterday and they had tiny baby ones, maybe a half inch long. I think I might have to go back and get some = ). Maybe once my 10 gallon betta tank cycles. Bettas do ok with corys right?
I have actually used the flake method myself, but then I heard of a problem with it. Most fish flakes contain trace amounts of phosphorus and other chemicals. When you are constantly adding more flakes, these chemicals build up in the tank. Later on they could contribute to problems like algae blooms. So it's definitely better to use pure ammonia to cycle the tank, since then you're adding nothing else to the tank.Luniyn said: